World's first with 84Mbps
Date: Fri, 02/05/2010 - 14:13
The rapid growth of data traffic in mobile networks continues, driven by the use of smartphones, laptops and other devices. Wireless access to data services and internet is today a "must".
One of the attractions Ericsson is showcasing at the upcoming Mobile World Congress is the world's first demonstration of 84Mbps HSPA technology. At the same event last year Ericsson showed the world's first 42Mbps HSPA demo that is currently commercially available and being rolled-out by operators across the world. Ericsson was also the first to demonstrate 56Mbps at the CTIA in Las Vegas in 2009.
Marie Westrin, head of radio development in Ericsson, says; "We have a passion for innovation and that is why we can achieve these industry milestones, year after year. Our driving force is to fulfil consumers' need to social networking, online gaming and video conferencing, just to mention a few services, on the move."
On January 20, operator 3 in Scandinavia announced that it has chosen Ericsson for the rollout of its 84Mbps HSPA network. The rollout covers all of Denmark and four major cities in Sweden. First phase of the rollout starts first quarter 2010. Commercial deployments of HSPA with 84Mbps can be expected the first half of 2011.
The demonstration will be shown at Ericsson's exhibition area at Hall 6, La Fira, Barcelona during the GSMA Mobile World Congress, February 15-18. Access is by invitation only. Media need to contact Ericsson Corporate Public & Media Relations.
Speeds mentioned are peak network downlink speeds. Actual customer download speeds are less and can vary due to congestion, distance from the base station, local conditions, hardware, software and other factors.